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Mickelson misses Colonial cut

FORT WORTH, Texas — There will be no top ranking for Phil Mickelson this week.

Mickelson missed the cut in his return to the Colonial after his 3-over 73 Friday put him at 4-over 144. That was only one stroke better than the worst score recorded among the 119 players who completed the first two rounds under ideal scoring conditions.

"I played terrible. I don't know what to say," Mickelson said. "The course was in great shape, there was no wind, and there were a lot of birdies out there, and I just played terrible."

A win would have pushed Mickelson ahead of Tiger Woods for No. 1 in the world ranking for the first time. This is Mickelson's first missed cut in 11 tournaments this season. The last time he didn't play a weekend round in a PGA Tour money event was at Houston in April 2009, a span of 21 tournaments.

Bryce Molder shot 8-under 62 to get to 13-under 127 for a one-stroke lead over first-round co-leader Jason Bohn (65). Kris Blanks (64) and Brian Davis (65) were two strokes back.

With the cut at a tournament- record-low 2 under, 76 players made it. Nineteen who broke par or were even missed it.

Molder has four top-10 finishes this season but missed the cut in three straight events before tying for 41st at the Byron Nelson Championship last weekend. He has been spending more time on the practice range and worked with a sports psychologist.

"He challenged me this week to, No. 1, forget about the last month and forget about my golf swing and really just go try to use my imagination and attack a golf course my way," Molder said.

Champions: Fred Couples shot 4-under 68 to take the lead at the Senior PGA Championship, one stroke ahead of Tom Kite in Parker, Colo. Couples was at 7-under 137 after the best round of the day. Kite shot 69, with Tom Lehman (71) another stroke back. Bernhard Langer, the first-round co-leader with Robin Freeman, had double bogey on No. 17 and bogey on 18 to finish with 3-over 75, same as Freeman. They were tied with Nick Price (71), four shots off the pace.

European: Sergio Garcia missed the cut of a European event for the first time in six years, and Luke Donald shot 5-under 67 for a one-shot lead at 12-under 132 at the Madrid Masters. Garcia shot 73 to miss the cut of 143 by two strokes. Since turning pro in 1999, the Spaniard has missed two cuts in Europe, the last at Troon in 2004.

Mickelson misses Colonial cut 05/28/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 28, 2010 10:45pm]
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